The Canadian government has very strict policies to protect its labour market, ensure that Canadian companies have access to qualified employees and to minimize unemployment rates. This is why there are specific programs for foreigners who wish to work in Canada. Most of the time, foreigners require work permits to work in Canada.
In general, to be able to work in Canada the company who wants to hire a foreign worker must apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). To simplify it, one can think of a positive LMIA as an authorization that the government gives the Canadian company to hire a foreign worker. Obtaining a positive LMIA is not a simple task. The employer must provide proof that they are unable to find qualified candidates for the jobs they offer. The LMIA process has a cost of $1000 for each position to be filled and can take several months to process, depending on the job. Several employers in Canada do not want to go through the LMIA process, and this is why North Horizon Immigration Consulting focuses on providing several alternatives for foreign nationals who wish to work in Canada.
Most of the programs listed above have a very specific application process that can be complex and requires attention to details. book an appointment with our regulated immigration consultant to review all the details of your case,decide which program is best suited for your situation and start your application.